A Boaz teenager on her way to Sardis High School this morning was killed in a car accident.
Etowah County Coroner Michael Head said a 17-year-old female was driving a Toyota Camry on Son Johnson Road in Sardis when the accident happened at 7:46 a.m.
The driver, whose name has not yet been released, apparently ran off the road, came back onto it and lost control, sliding sideways until leaving the roadway. The car crossed over a ditch and hit a tree. The driver was not wearing a seat belt, Head said.
The accident is still under investigation.
Etowah County Schools Superintendent Alan Cosby said counselors and other support personnel, including local clergy and the Etowah County Sheriff’s chaplain will be available for students today at the school.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, classmates, and school staff at the time of this loss,” Cosby said.